n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Persistent dizziness and recurrent syncope due to HIV-associated Addison's disease : case report from a resource-limited setting
|Article Title||Persistent dizziness and recurrent syncope due to HIV-associated Addison's disease : case report from a resource-limited setting|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Makerere University, Uganda, 2 Makerere University, Uganda and 3 Makerere University, Uganda|
|Publication Date||Sep 2012|
|Pages||150 - 151|
Addison's disease or primary adrenal insufficiency is a well-recognised fatal endocrine condition among HIV-infected patients. HIV infection is associated with adrenal gland destruction and profound disruption of the hypothalamicpituitary adrenal axis. We describe a case of HIV-associated Addison's disease in a 58-year-old newly diagnosed HIV-seropositive male patient, highlighting its occurrence in this era of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
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